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ISINA 2024: Exchange and networking across disciplines

Great interest in the Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in STEM (ISINA), which focused on networking and cooperation between science and practice

ISINA, the Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in STEM, took place on 13-14 March and was a great success. ISINA provides every year a unique opportunity for women in technology, science, mathematics and computing to share knowledge, network and collaborate. The two-day event featured inspiring presentations from female experts and scientists, as well as interactive workshops. More than 50 participants had the opportunity to engage with experienced women in STEM and gain inspiration on how to realize their full potential.

The symposium has been opened by the vice president for research and university development Prof. Anja Strobel who emphasized in her touching speech the importance of the event and the great chances it provides for empowering both female students and young scientists. The opening lecture has been provided by Dr. Nicole Lorenz, the deputy chairwoman of the university council of Chemnitz University of Technology and the CEO of the Axilaris GmbH Chemnitz. She delivered an exceptionally inspiring talk that resonated and left an indelible mark. Through a mixture of success stories, valuable advice and heartfelt encouragement, she ignited a sense of motivation and aspiration in the audience, inviting them to explore new horizons in their individual career development.

The interdisciplinary symposium program included six plenary lectures provided by prominent women experts and scientists on trends in science and technology with presence of strong research groups and participation of the collaborative research centers at Chemnitz University of Technology.

A speed dating event has been organized to connect attendees with sponsoring companies and showcase available job positions. Attendees have been invited to visit the labs of Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer IWU to explore ongoing research projects in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and natural sciences.

Empowering Women in STEM is the aim of ISINA, which contributes to create a future, where women have equal opportunities and recognition in these important career fields. ISINA will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year with a special program. The organizing committee welcomes proposals for special events, lectures and program highlights to make this milestone celebration unforgettable.

(author: Prof. Olfa Kanoun)

Mario Steinebach

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